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Black Lodge Singers

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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The Black Lodge Singers is one of the most successful of North America's powwow drum groups. Specializing in the traditional Native American Northern Plains music, the 12-member group sings in their native Blackfoot language while each member beats a steady rhythm on a large, sacred buffalo drum. The group, which centers around Kenny Scabby Robe and his family, placed second in the contemporary style category at the Dance for Mother Earth Pow Wow in Ann Arbor in 1996 and placed third in 1997. In 1994, the Black Lodge Singers sang on R. Carlos Nakai and William Eaton's Grammy-winning album Ancestral Voices.


The Black Lodge Singers of White Swan, Washington are a Native American northern drum group led by Kenny Scabby Robe, of the Blackfeet Nation. The Black Lodge Singers are largely drawn from his twelve sons. They have released twenty albums for Canyon Records, including two albums of pow wow songs for children.


The Black Lodge Singers won the Native American Music Awards of several occasions, including 1998 Best Powwow Album, 2000 Debut Group, and 2004 Best Powwow Music. They were nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.

^ "Previous Award Winners." Native American Music Awards. (retrieved 23 May 2010)^ "Albums by Black Lodge Singers." Sounds of American Records. (retrieved 23 May 2010)